Specifications: Macanudo Inspirado Red Gigante
Wrapper: Ecuador Havana Ligero
Price retail: $8.49 USD
Strength: Medium to Full
Temperature: 58 outdoor/indoors 68 Humidity: 30%
Smoke Time: 1:51 minutes
Cutter: Straight cut
Cylinder Parejo, Ecuador Havana ligero Even Pack, Wrapper Brown, and Red Hues, Seams Slightly Visible.
Wrapper: Hay, Barn Yard, Wood, Leather
Foot: Sweet Blackcherry, Earth, Peat
Woody, fruit, spice
Taste: Strawberry, White Pepper, Black Papper, Sweet Tart, Earth, Peat
Smoke Aroma: Hickory Camp Fire
The first third of the cigar has a lot of interesting flavors not typically found together. There are different types of earth, peat, and barnyard. Followed by different spices including white pepper and black pepper. Through retrohale strawberry and tart cherry mixing in. Leaving a sweet tart flavor until next puff. The burn is uneven but self correcting. Cigar is not burning hot. Overall good performance with a thicker wrapper.
Taste: Strawberry, Plum Sweetness, Slight Red Pepper, Caramel/Toffee, Oak Wood, Earth.
Smoke Aroma: Sweet Wood
The fruit flavors have retained the tart but with a darker sweetness remaining. Earth and sweet tartness remain. This is not your typical Macanudo it is a flavor bomb! The pepper is slight red pepper not to strong not too weak. An interesting caramel toffee flavor on the retrohale has joined. A strong oak like wood flavor is also present. Burn has completely corrected and is burning evenly. Cigar is not over heating either. Great smoke so far.
Taste: Strawberry Sweetness, Cranberry Sweetness, Dried Apricot, Slight Red Pepper, Herbal Tea, Mint Like
Smoke Aroma: Wood
The full flavor of this Macanudo cigar continues. Definitely various berry flavors of Strawberry and cranberry are present at the final third. There is also a herbal tea like flavor on the retrohale and it also lingers on palate. The oak is in the background not very present. Earthiness is in the background as well. Still there is a hint of mint when releasing of the smoke from the mouth. The smoke has a unique texture as well. Burn remains self correcting. The cigar is not overheating either. Definitely a unique Macanudo.
Definitely a box worthy cigar. It has lots of flavors with built in transitions. It burns well and doesn’t require touch ups. It is a very nice evenly packed cigar. The draw has very slight resistance. Recommended to puff every 30 seconds to 1 minute. The nice element is the smoke doesn’t get too warm in the last third.
PuroPaulie “The Smokest Desparado” signing off